Lucy Isherwood (MBACP Accred)
Dartington Hall Estate
I provide a warm, approachable, professional counselling service for adults and young people (aged 11+). I am an Integrative counsellor, trained in a range of therapeutic approaches and can find the most effective way of working with you or your child as an individual.
I also offer Creative Therapies and Eco-therapy (counselling outdoors).
I have over 9 years experience and offer both short and longer-term therapy. As well as seeing private clients, I also work as a counsellor in GP surgeries.
I offer compassionate support within a safe, confidential setting. As well as the opportunity to explore your difficulties, we will look at what supports and nurtures you. I respect your individual needs and pace of working, whilst enabling you to arrive at your own insights, decisions and solutions.
You can expect understanding, honesty and a non-judgemental attitude. I am also sensitive to differences in ethnicity, culture, age, religious beliefs, sexuality, ability and gender.
If you have any further questions or wish to make an initial appointment, please contact me by phone or email to discuss your needs. All information you share with me will be confidential and there is no obligation to make an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
I am also an Accredited member of BACP, which means I've reached a particular level of competence and experience, and practice in accordance with their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I have extensive experience of counselling adults and young people from all walks of life, with many different issues.
These include anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low confidence / self-esteem, relationship problems, loss, bereavement, family problems, domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, fertility issues, sexuality and gender identity, parenting issues, anger, work stress, bullying, chronic illness (such as ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia) and spiritual crisis.
As well as currently working in GP surgeries and private practice, I've worked in a wide variety of settings with both adults and young people. Before training to be a counsellor I worked in Mental Health, providing both group and 1-2-1 support for adults. I also have experience of supporting young people in Care.
I trained as a counsellor after having experienced the transformational process of counselling myself. I am committed to my ongoing professional and personal development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
I have a special introductory rate of £30 for a first session, which gives us the chance to meet and see if it feels right for us to work together. I charge £40 per hour for subsequent sessions.
For young people aged 11-15 I offer a shorter session time of 45 minutes for £30.
I can sometimes offer a discounted rate if you are a student, are on benefits or a particularly low income - please enquire.
When can counselling help?
Most of us have times in our lives when we feel low or struggle to cope. This may be due to a crisis, a particular life event, an accumulation of stress or difficult past experiences which are still affecting us now.
However, counselling can also be useful if you’re feeling stuck, confused or unfulfilled in your life, or would simply like to work on your personal development. It can give you new skills which can be useful for the rest of your life.
Making the decision to come for counselling is not a sign of failure, but a positive step towards creating a happier life for yourself!
Who can it help?
Whatever your background, age or gender, you can benefit from counselling if you’re open to learning about yourself and feel ready to change.
What happens in an initial session?
The initial assessment session enables us to discuss your needs and for you to decide if I'm the right counsellor for you.
How many sessions? You may feel you only need a few sessions to explore a particular issue or you may decide to commit to a longer period of counselling in order to explore your life in more depth - it’s up to you. I ensure we review our work regularly to make sure it is still fulfilling your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Mondays and Wednesdays. Some Saturday mornings.
Types of client